Structural brick stitching & cavity wall tie installation.
With a history spanning almost 50-years, Tapco HomeDry has a vast amount of knowledge and expertise at repairing properties that have structural damage. If you have noticed cracks in your walls, they may have been caused by a structural problem and shouldn’t be ignored. Once the structure of a property is compromised, the knock-on effects can be horrendous, both in terms of upheaval and cost.
An extensive investigation by our experienced surveyor will include an in-depth inspection of the existing wall ties, using a metal detector and boroscope to determine their condition and what wall strengthening and repairs are required.
Cracked brickwork can be structurally strengthened, a process known as “stitching”. We carry this out by raking out the mortar joints and installing special Helical bars into the brick course of the damaged areas and bedding them in with a resin bonding solution. This will structurally tie and strengthen the walls to prevent further movement. Our technique follows current building regulations, in terms of the recommended number and position of the wall ties and the Helical bars we use, all of which are stainless steel and won’t corrode.
Wall ties are replaces or increased using new stainless steel type, in accordance with current building regulations.
We have been established since 1971 and are proud to be a long term member of the PCA (Property Care Association), a certified ISO9001:2015 quality management company and a 5-star Which? Trusted Trader. All our repairs are covered by a Tapco HomeDry 10-year guarantee, we are a company you can trust.